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TeleNav announces web-based HTML 5 navigation service

Today the popular location-based service provider TeleNav has announced an HTML 5 browser-based navigation service for mobile devices. They've been a popular and widely used 3rd party navigation tool on Android for a long time and now their entire suite of location-based services are about to get even better, and easier to access.

Google Maps Navigation beta spreads to Canada & Europe

Google have pushed out Google Maps Navigation beta access to users across Europe and in Canada, extending the software's current availability which, so far, has been limited to the US and the UK.  The service updates the standard Google Maps app with turn-by-turn speech directions and voice control. France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands all get Google Maps Navigation from today.  The update is available via the Android Market; let us know how you get on! [via the::unwired]

Movistar unveils the Ivy, a low-cost Android 2.1 phone with Huawei

While most of us wait in anticipation for the 2.1 OTA, a low-end device emerges with it preinstalled. Movistar, in partnership with Huawei, has launched a low-cost Android-powered handset called the Ivy. The Movistar IVY comes with the usual Google apps and is expected to launch shortly in Europe. .

Motorola Will Turn To Skyhook In Favor of Google Location Services

Motorola has just made the decision to use Skyhook instead of Google’s Location services. This news is relatively new and out of nowhere so there aren’t many details on how this will work just yet. Does Motorola have a problem with Google? Or, Motorola is just trying to have their devices stand out from the rest of the Android devices.

No Free Google Maps Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation For The iPhone

There has been a rumor around the web that Google will be adding free navigation to the iPhone. Google has denied such claims but left the door open slightly by stating that it may come to multiple mobile platforms in the near future. Also, other Maps features could make their way onto the iPhone.